News & Case Studies
Over the last few weeks here at GHM Care we have started to reopen our office for team members wishing to return. But like many, our priority is keeping people safe. One particular challenge that affects care homes too is tracking who is onsite and when. It is also a requirement to keep track and trace information with regards to visitors to your premises. However, typical methods of monitoring attendance aren’t appropriate during the pandemic:
We know the demand on care homes this year has been phenomenal. Many care homes have had to think outside the box in allowing families to connect with loved ones during lockdown. This all has demands on technology, especially if you are working with an obsolete system. Here are the top reasons on why you should consider an upgrade:-
Even successful products eventually come to their end of life. They are driven there by evolution in technology, standards, performance expectations, or the end of life of an underlying component that the product depends on.
The Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund is worth £600 million. The primary purpose of this fund is to support adult social care providers, including those with whom the local authority does not have a contract, to reduce the rate of COVID-19 transmission in and between care homes and support wider workforce resilience. You may be able to apply for the fund to use digital technology in care homes for infection control.
GHM Care is delighted to introduce the Cambium Network WiFi 6 to our suite of care home WiFi solutions. Networks are being asked to do more than ever, limited IT resources means minimising complexity and tight budgets means doing more with less. Improve your wireless performance now as we bring you sophisticated cloud management that simplifies operations without the premium cost.
Sprawling sites, multiple buildings, lots of green space…these are all typical features of the latest UK care villages. But having a single network that staff, residents and guests can access across an entire site can be problematic. WiFi signals are limited by distance, especially when in green spaces, and it’s not viable to dip in an out of multiple networks and systems.
The difference between the two frequencies on your care home WiFi are the range (coverage) and bandwidth (speed) that the bands provide. The 2.4 GHz band provides coverage further away but transmits data at slower speeds. The 5 GHz band covers less distance but transmits at faster speeds.
This week our engineers have been following strict co-vid guidance when installing a full solution with blanket coverage WiFi across a 70 bed care home carrying critical Voice and Data traffic. The installation comprised:
In these uncertain times, it is important to keep communications channels open with staff and customers. For those customers that don’t have a video conferencing solution, we have a free solution available with our partner, TelcoSwitch to use during the Covid-19 emergency.